Justin Mason’s Top 50 Shortstops: 2/10/2021

Drafts are in full swing and now I am 10 drafts into the season, here are my current ranks for the shortstop position for 2021. I will post updates every 2-4 weeks as things change with signings, injuries, or news in Major League Baseball. 

Justin Mason’s Top 50 Shortstops: 2/10/2021
Rk Player Team Position(s) ADP Notes
1 Fernando Tatis Jr. SD SS 2.42 My #1 hitter this year
2 Trea Turner WAS SS 7.17 I think you can argue he should be a top 3 pick.
3 Trevor Story COL SS 11.21 Love Story, but the team around him is going to be bad
4 Francisco Lindor NYM SS 16.77 Move to New York is nice in spite of park downgrade.
5 Adalberto Mondesi KC SS 19.85 Boom or Bust, but I am here for it.
6 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS 35.54 Is anyone safer than Xander?
7 Bo Bichette TOR SS 23.52 The more I think about it, the more I am wanting to fade the price.
8 Tim Anderson CWS SS 38.88 I don’t know how he keeps hitting for high averages, but at some point I guess he keeps proving he can.
9 Corey Seager LAD SS 40.52 Skills are fire, but I still worry about injury risk.
10 Gleyber Torres NYY SS 69.13 Should bounceback after lackluster 2020
11 Javier Baez CHC SS 69.38 Getting to watch video in game again should help him bounceback.
12 Marcus Semien TOR SS 141.15 Love the move to Toronto!
13 Dansby Swanson ATL SS 100.21 We have had our differences in the past, but I am willing to draft him now.
14 Tommy Edman STL 2B, 3B, SS, OF 126.02 I think there is enough pop and speed with a great flexibility.
15 Carlos Correa HOU SS 130.79 I still believe the talent is there, but is the health?
16 Andres Gimenez CLE 2B, 3B, SS 153.79 Cleveland is a great landing spot for Gimenez.
17 Didi Gregorius PHI SS 177.65 Resigning in Philly was one of the best spots for him.
18 Ha-seong Kim SD SS 166.15 Crowded situation in San Diego has me worried about playing time.
19 Paul DeJong STL SS 215.63 I am willing to overlook 2020 because it was such a weird season for the Cardinals.
20 Jorge Polanco MIN SS 209.27 Addition of Simmons and move to second base make me a bit worried about his playing time if he struggles at all.
21 Amed Rosario CLE SS 228.75 Love the move to Cleveland for his playing time.
22 Chris Taylor LAD 2B, SS, OF 228.27 Taylor always seems to outproduce his ADP and he should play close to everyday.
23 Willy Adames TB SS 318.56 At worst, he is a compiler, but I think there is more there.
24 Jonathan Villar NYM 2B, SS 150.88 Awful landing spot for Villar makes it hard to draft him.
25 Elvis Andrus OAK SS 433.37 Love the landing spot in Oakland and I think he will be undervalued this year.
26 Niko Goodrum DET 2B, SS 370.1 There is power and speed here, but the batting average is a concern.
27 Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX 3B, SS 287.02 Locked into playing time now.
28 Jake Cronenworth SD 1B, 2B, SS 189.85 Until we know the DH is coming, he doesn’t have a place to play regularly.
29 David Fletcher LAA 2B, 3B, SS 221.87 Going to lead off, but has no power or speed.
30 J.P. Crawford SEA SS 375.44 Led off in every game he played after July 28th
31 Mauricio Dubon SF 2B, SS, OF 275.38 I think he will play a lot, but he is a future utility guy.
32 Wander Franco TB SS 311.35 The question isn’t talent. It is when he will arrive
33 Willi Castro DET 3B, SS 251.25 Showed more pop than I thought was there and less speed. Don’t know what to expect here.
34 Nick Ahmed ARZ SS 351.17 Defense lets him compile
35 Miguel Rojas MIA SS 367.37 Could be a 10/10 guy with a decent average.
36 Nico Hoerner CHC 2B, SS 405.23 Could accumulate in Chicago.
37 Joey Wendle TB 2B, 3B, SS 306.23 Strong side platoon is still a platoon.
37 Orlando Arcia MLW SS 446.19 Still young enough to put it all together.
38 Jazz Chisholm MIA 2B, SS 437.29 There is power and speed, but will he strike out too much.
39 Freddy Galvis BAL 2B, SS 489.15 Could compile just by playing every day.
40 Luis Urias MLW 2B, 3B, SS 376.69 Should play every day, but bats at the bottom.
41 Jose Iglesias LAA SS 400.21 Not going to repeat 2020, but could have deep league value.
43 Andrelton Simmons MIN SS 412.96 Will play every day, but I don’t think that matters much
44 Brandon Crawford SF SS 495.35 80 grade hair.
45 Erik Gonzalez PIT 3B, SS 540.44 Will play everyday in Pittsburgh, but there is limited upside.
46 Oneil Cruz PIT SS 713.27 When will he be up?
47 Kevin Newman PIT 2B, SS 469.88 No place to play at the moment
48 Pat Valaika BAL 1B, 2B, SS 491.33 weak side platoon player
49 Royce Lewis MIN SS 612.75 Blocked again
50 Jose Garcia CIN SS 591.6 Needs more minor league time.
ADP reflects NFBC draft champions league from 1/1-2/9

Justin is the co-host on The Sleeper and The Bust Podcast and writes for Rotographs covering the Roto Riteup as well as random topics that float into his juvenile brain. In addition to his work at Rotographs, Justin is the lead fantasy writer/analyst and co-owner for FriendswithFantasyBenefits.com, owner of The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, and a fantasy football and baseball writer for Fantasy Alarm. He is also a certified addiction treatment counselor. Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinMasonFWFB.

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When your team’s starting shortstop is listed last, behind guys who aren’t even in the major leagues yet.